Through the Wells Fargo Drive-Up Food Bank, the bank and United Food Bank will provide food items such as produce, bread, dairy and frozen meat to Apache Junction residents Wednesdays through Oct. 21 .
The food distribution is 6 p.m. every Wednesday Sept. 2-Oct. 21 at Wells Fargo, 2891 W. Apache Trail, according to a release.
No I.D. or information is required to receive food boxes. Clients must wear masks and clean the trunks of their vehicles.
Drive up to the distribution, remain in your vehicle and pop open the trunk so volunteers can place groceries directly into the vehicle.
A total of 300 or more families are expected to seek assistance every week, the release states.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many families. Many people are struggling financially and facing tough choices between paying for food, shelter, or other necessities, the release states.
“The Apache Junction community is so appreciative of the United Food Bank, Wells Fargo and all those that made this happen,” Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy said in the release. “Many of our residents have been affected as harshly as anyone during this situation so this is a great lift as we continue our recovery.”
The bank is underwriting the meals and hosting food distribution at its properties in more than 20 cities across the country this summer. The overall goal of the program is to provide more than 50 million meals nationally.
“No one should have to choose between feeding their family or other basic necessities,” Lead Region President Don Pearson of Wells Fargo said in the release. “Wells Fargo has a long-standing commitment to help our local communities—especially during challenging times. We are glad to bring nourishment for many families and hope this modest gesture lifts spirits and reminds people that they are not alone.”
Volunteers from United Food Bank and Wells Fargo will distribute the boxes of food.
“The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt near and far, and the work of organizations like ours has never been so important,” Dave Richins, president of United Food Bank, said in the release. “We’re grateful to be part of Wells Fargo COVID-19 giving and allowing us to use one of their branch location in Apache Junction that will allow us to feed more families in need in Arizona.”
More information about the Wells Fargo Drive Up Food Bank program, including cities that will host mobile food distribution events, can be found at wellsfargo.com/foodbank.